Natural Resources Assistant (Seasonal)

Plymouth Department of Energy and Environment

Plymouth, Massachusetts

Job Type Temporary
Salary Details $16.50
Required Experience 0 - 1 years

Assists in maintenance and conservation activities. Promotes rules, regulations and bylaws governing the use of Town beaches/parks. High School diploma and valid MA driver’s license $16.50/hr up to 40 hrs/wk, includes nights/weekends. No housing provided.

Complete Job Description:


Assists Environmental Technician and seasonal Natural Resources Officers in maintenance and conservation activities at Town owned beaches as well as the communication to the general public of rules, regulations and by-laws governing the use of those areas. Assists in the monitoring and protection of shorebird nesting activities.

Essential Functions

The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

  • Performs manual work in the maintenance and conservation of Town owned coastal beaches including fencing installation and maintenance, beach vegetation planting, litter pickup and any other related work.
  • Assists in monitoring/protection of shorebird nesting activities including night patrol shifts.
  • Inspects vehicles at Plymouth beaches for proper permits and/or stickers.
  • Communicates and explains pertinent rules, regulations and by-laws to beach visitors.
  • Responds to emergencies and renders first aid.
  • Performs various duties following established procedures which require limited judgement in determination of the appropriate course of action.
  • Performs similar or related work as required, directed or as situation dictates.

Supervision Received and Exercised

Works under the direct supervision of the Environmental Technician and seasonal Natural Resources Officers.


Education, Training and Experience

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Knowledge: Knowledge of basic ecological principles and local geography. Knowledge, or ability to obtain working knowledge of local beach bylaws, management plan and permit requirements, and state and federal guidelines for protection of shorebirds on multi-use recreational beach.
  • Ability: Ability to work with tools. Ability to keep written records. Ability to communicate with the general public. Ability to lift heavy materials and work under varying weather conditions. Ability to work collaboratively with a team as well as independently with minimal direct supervision. Ability to walk up to 5 miles per day for patrols and maintenance and protection activities.
  • Skill: Skill in use of hand tools, small power equipment, cellular phone and four wheel drive vehicles. Strong people skills.


Massachusetts Class D Driver’s License. Basic Life Support, CPR and AED, and First Aid Certifications (or ability to obtain).

Job Environment

Work is performed outdoors, with exposure to various and often unpleasant weather conditions. Work includes nights and weekends.

Errors could result in endangering environmentally sensitive locations and personal injury.

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Moderate to strenuous physical effort required of duties performed in the field with exposure to the elements and personal injury.

This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and is subject to change by the employer, as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Equal Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act Employer


Apply online at the Town of Plymouth's Employment Oppotunities page:  https://plymouthma.munisselfservice.com/employmentopportunities/default.aspx

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.

Category General / Stewardship